Friday, June 5, 1970

Musical Artist - Eagles

Schmit, Henley, Frey, Felder, and Walsh in 1999
First formed in 1971 by Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Brian Leadon, and Randy Meisner, the Eagles were a staple of the airwaves in the 1970s and into the 1980s. Though their music was originally more country and bluegrass in tenor, by their later albums the sound had become more rock in nature, leading to the departure of Leadon and Meisner and the addition of Don Felder, Joe Walsh, and Timothy Schmit. As seems inevitable in the music industry, the band changed members, broke up, ended up with several members unable to stand one another, got back together, sued one another, and came back for a couple of reunion tours.

The catalog of Eagles hits is both impressive and long. From their first hit, Take It Easy cowritten by Jackson Browne, to their glory days of Lyin' Eyes and Take It to the Limit, to their magnum opus Hotel California, and their covers of Joe Walsh solo hits like In the City, for more than a decade the Eagles tunes were all over the charts, and even now continue in heavy airplay on the radio.

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